Health Awareness Days in 2023

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Throughout the year, there are countless health observances that raise awareness for a variety of conditions (both big and small) and also remind consumers to be proactive and stay on top of their health. These days or months are often celebrated by hospitals, healthcare nonprofits, patients, media, and social influencers.

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January 2023

Thyroid Awareness Month

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

National Birth Defects Awareness Month

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Stalking Awareness Month

Radon Awareness Month

National Blood Donor Month

Days to Note:

World Leprosy Day; January 30

February 2023

American Heart Month

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) / Low Vision Awareness Month

International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

National Cancer Prevention Month

National Children’s Dental Health Month

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Weeks to Note:

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week; February 7 – 14

Heart Failure Awareness Week; February 12 – 20

Sepsis Survivor Week; February 14 – 20

National Condom Week; February 14 – 21

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week; February 21 – 27

Days to Note:

World Cancer Day; February 4

National Wear Red Day; February 4

Give Kids A Smile ® Day; February 5

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day; February 7

Toothache Day; February 9

National Donor Day; February 14

National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day; February 22

Rare Disease Day 2023; February 28

March 2023

Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month

Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month

Myeloma Action Month

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

National Endometriosis Awareness Month

National Kidney Month

National Nutrition Month

National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

Save Your Vision Month

Trisomy Awareness Month

Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Weeks to Note:

National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week; March 8 – 14

Patient Safety Awareness Week; March 13 – 19

National Sleep Awareness Week; March 14 – 20

National Poison Prevention Week; March 14 – 20

Brain Awareness Week; March 14 – 20

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week; March 21 – 27

Days to Note:

World Birth Defects Day; March 3

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day; March 10

World Kidney Day 2023; March 10

World Sleep Day; March 18

National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day; March 20

World Oral Health Day; March 20

World Down Syndrome Day; March 21

World Tuberculosis Day; March 24

American Diabetes Alert Day; March 26

Epilepsy Awareness – Purple Day; March 26

National Doctors’ Day; March 30

April 2023

Alcohol Awareness Month

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month

Medicaid Awareness Month

National Autism Awareness Month

National Cancer Control Month

National Donate Life Month

National Facial Protection Month

National Interprofessional Healthcare Month

National Minority Health Month

National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month

Occupational Therapy Month

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month

STI Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month

Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Weeks to Note:

National Public Health Week – Healthiest Nation 2023; April 1 – 7

Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week; April 11 – 16

National Pediatric Transplant Week; April 18 – 24

Pediatric Sepsis Week; April 18 – 24

National Infertility Awareness Week; April 21 – 27

World Immunization Week; April 22 – 28

Every Kid Healthy Week; April 25 – 29

Patient Experience Week; April 25 – 29

National Infant Immunization Week; April 26 – May 2

Days to Note:

World Autism Awareness Day; April 2

World Health Day 2023; April 7

National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day; April 10

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day; April 15

Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day; April 16

World Hemophilia Day; April 17

World Meningitis Day; April 24

DNA Day 2023; April 25

World Malaria Day 2023; April 25

World Day for Safety and Health at Work; April 28

May 2023

Arthritis Awareness Month

Better Hearing and Speech Month

Global Employee Health and Fitness Month

Hepatitis Awareness Month

Lupus Awareness Month

Mental Health Month

National Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month

National Celiac Disease Awareness Month

National High Blood Pressure Education Month

National Nurses Month

National Osteoporosis Month

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

National Stroke Awareness Month

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Older Americans Month

Preeclampsia Awareness Month

Skin Cancer Prevention and Awareness Month

Healthy Vision Month

Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

Weeks to Note:

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week; May 1 – 7

National Physical Education and Sport Week; May 1 – 7

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week; May 2 – 8

Air Quality Awareness Week; May 3 – 7

National Nurses Week; May 6 – 12

National Hospital Week; May 9 – 15

Maternal Sepsis Week; May 9 – 15

Food Allergy Awareness Week; May 9 – 15

National Women’s Health Week; May 9 – 15

National Stuttering Awareness Week; May 10 – 15

Days to Note:

World Asthma Day; May 4

World Hand Hygiene Day; May 5

International No Diet Day; May 6

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day; May 7

National Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness; May 8

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day; May 8

National Student Nurses Day; May 8

National School Nurse Day; May 11

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Day; May 12

International Nurses Day; May 12

World AIDS Vaccine Day 2023; May 18

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day; May 18

National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day; May 19

World Autoimmune/Auto-inflammatory Arthritis Day; May 20

Don’t Fry Day; May 21

National Senior Health & Fitness Day; May 27

World No Tobacco Day; May 31

June 2023

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

Cataract Awareness Month

Men’s Health Month

Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month

National Aphasia Awareness Month

National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month

National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

National Scleroderma Awareness Month

PTSD Awareness Month

Scoliosis Awareness Month

Weeks to Note:

Men’s Health Week; June 13 – 19

Helen Keller Def-Blind Awareness Week; June 21 – 27

Days to Note:

National Cancer Survivors Day; June 6

World Brain Tumor Day; June 8

Family Health and Fitness Day; June 11

World Blood Donor Day; June 14

Autistic Pride Day; June 18

World Sickle Cell Day; June 19

World Vitiligo Day; June 25

National HIV Testing Day; June 27

July 2023

Cord Blood Awareness Month

Group B Strep Awareness Month

Healthy Vision Month

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month

Sarcoma Awareness Month

UV Safety Month

Days to Note:

World Hepatitis Day; July 28

August 2023

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness Month

Gastroparesis Awareness Month

National Breastfeeding Month

National Immunization Awareness Month

Psoriasis Action Month

Summer Sun Safety Month

Weeks to Note:

World Breastfeeding Week; August 1 – 7

National Health Center Week; August 7 – 13

Contact Lens Health Week;August 19 – 23

Days to Note:

World Lung Cancer Day; August 1

International Overdose Awareness Day; August 31

September 2023

Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Food Safety Education Month

Healthy Aging ® Month

National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

National Cholesterol Education Month

National ITP (Platelet Disorder) Awareness Month

National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month

National Recovery Month

National Sickle Cell Month

National Yoga Awareness Month

Newborn Screening Awareness Month

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Pain Awareness Month

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Sepsis Awareness Month

Sexual Health Awareness Month

Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month

World Alzheimer’s Month

Weeks to Note:

National Suicide Prevention Week; September 5 – 11

National Folic Acid Awareness Week; September 12-18

Malnutrition Awareness Week; September 19 – 23

Global ITP Awareness Week; September 20-24

Falls Prevention Awareness Week; September 20-24

Fungal Disease Awareness Week; September 20-24

National Rehabilitation Awareness Week; September 20 – 26

Days to Note:

World Sexual Health Day; September 4

World Suicide Prevention Day; September 10

World Sepsis Day; September 13

National Celiac Disease Awareness Day; September 13

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day; September 18

Get Ready for Flu Day; September 21

World Alzheimer’s Day; September 21

Sport Purple for Platelets Day; September 24

World Lung Day; September 25

Mesothelioma Awareness Day; September 26

World Rabies Day; September 28

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day; September 29

World Heart Day; September 29

October 2023

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Eye Injury Prevention Month

Health Literacy Month

Healthy Lung Month

Home Eye Safety Month

Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month

National ADHD Awareness Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Bullying Prevention Month

National Dental Hygiene Month

National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

National Physical Therapy Month

Prenatal-onset GBS Disease Recognition Month

Spina Bifida Awareness Month

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month

Weeks to Note:

Mental Illness Awareness Week; October 3 – 9

National Primary Care Week; October 4 – 8

National PA Week; October 6 – 12

Bone and Joint Health Action Week; October 12 – 20

International Infection Prevention Week; October 17 – 23

National Healthcare Quality Week; October 17 – 23

National Health Education Week; October 18 – 22

Red Ribbon Week; October 23 – 31

Respiratory Care Week; October 24 – 30

Days to Note:

Child Health Day; October 3

World Cerebral Palsy Day; October 6

National Depression Screening Day; October 7

World Mental Health Day; October 10

International Day of the Girl; October 11

Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day; October 13

World Sight Day; October 13

Global Handwashing Day; October 15

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day; October 15

World Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day; October 15

World Food Day; October 16

National Mammography Day; October 21

World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day; October 19

World Osteoporosis Day; October 20

National Check Your Meds Day; October 21

International Stuttering Awareness Day; October 22

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day; October 24

World Psoriasis Day; October 29

World Hypophosphatasia Day; October 30

November 2023

American Diabetes Month

Bladder Health Month

COPD Awareness Month

Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

National Epilepsy Awareness Month

National Family Caregivers Month

National Healthy Skin Month

National Home Care & Hospice Month

National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Prematurity Awareness Month

Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

Weeks to Note:

National Diabetes Education Week; November 6 – 12

National Radiologic Technology Week; November 7-13

National Nurse Practitioner Week; November 13 – 19

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Awareness Week; November 23 – 29

Days to Note:

National Diabetes Heart Connection Day; November 9

World Pneumonia Day; November 12

World Diabetes Day; November 14

World Prematurity Day 2023; November 17

Great American Smokeout; November 19

National Family Health History Day; November 25

December 2023

National Safe Toys and Gifts Month

Weeks to Note:

National Handwashing Awareness Week; December 5 – 11

National Influenza Vaccination Week; December 5 – 11

Days to Note:

World AIDS Day; December 1

International Day of Persons with Disability; December 3

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